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Taylor Swift and '1989' Take Eighth Billboard 200 No. 1 Spot; Nicki Minaj Remains No. 2, 'Into The Woods' Soundtrack Gets Only Sales Increase

It's still cold out there for new music releases after the first full week of album sales during 2015, so it's not surprise that Taylor Swift was still on top of the Billboard 200 when today's numbers came out. It's the eighth week of ten that 1989 ...

J. Cole Will Appear On Wale's 'The Album About Nothing' Following '2014 Forest Hills Drive'

Washington DC rapper Olubowale Victor Akintimehin, better known as Wale, has been a very busy man lately. He just released a new mixtape, Festivus, based on the strong affinity and connection he has with the 1990s sitcom Seinfeld and is gearing up ...

2014's Top Sellers Exclude Hip Hop Entirely

While it is not a huge surprise to learn that, overall, 2014 was not the most fruitful year in terms of album sales, with a decline of 11 percent from 2013, it is unfortunate that the genre of hip hop did not see any love whatsoever in the top 10 ...

Jeremih Featured In Maejor's "Get You Alone" Music Video [WATCH]

Detroit R&B singer, Maejor, has shared the music video for his new single, "Get You Alone" featuring Jeremih, which you can check out here. The video is pretty straightforward with Maejor singing the song near a hot tub while girls in bikinis smear ...

Taylor Swift No. 2 All Time for Weeks at No. 1 with '1989'; No New Albums to Interrupt Nicki Minaj, Pentatonix and One Direction Post-Christmas

Another week and another run at history by Taylor Swift: Her album 1989 managed to top the Billboard 200 for the seventh time during its nine weeks on the charts, selling 326,000 full copies and generating 430 multi-metric equivalent albums (MME's). ...

Rich Homie Quan, Yo Gotti Appear on SBOE's 'Better Than Them' with Boosie Badazz [LISTEN]

Queens hip-hop group SBOE — Slow Bucks Over Everything — have shared a new track titled "Better Than Them," featuring guest appearances by Rich Homie Quan, Yo Gotti and Boosie Badazz, which you can check out below. According to "Hot New Hip-Hop," ...

Royce Da 5'9" On J. Cole's "Fire Squad" Verse: 2014 Forest Hills Drive Rapper Was "Absolutely Not" Trying To Diss Eminem

When J. Cole dropped his latest album 2014 Forest Hills Drive earlier this month, one song in particular, "Fire Squad," began making headlines. One verse talks about cultural appropriation in hip-hop, and name-checks Eminem, Justin Timberlake, Elvis, ...

Taylor Swift Continues Reign on 'Billboard' 200 with '1989'; Nicki Minaj's 'The Pinkprint' Hits Number Two

Taylor Swift's "1989" moved back into the No. 1 spot on the "Billboard" 200, bringing its total, nonconsecutive weeks at the top to six. It sold 375,000 copies last week, bringing the total for the year to 3.34 million. The record is on pace to ...

J. Cole '2014 Forest Hills Drive' Goes Gold in Second Week

The holiday buying season has been kind to J. Cole. It has been so kind that he just received a large delivery of gold to his doorstep. That gold comes in the form of an RIAA-certified gold record, which reportedly is for his new, critically ...

J. Cole Charts Year's Highest Hip-Hop Sales Week with '2014 Forest Hills Drive'; Taylor Swift and Pentatonix Stay Strong

J. Cole debuts at no. 1 with the year's highest-selling hip-hop debut, '2014 Forest Hills Drive.' Taylor Swift and Pentatonix keep sales up.

J. Cole Eminem Diss: Rapper Explains 'Fire Squad' Meaning, Says He's a Big Fan Of The Detroit Rapper

Jermaine is hip-hop's flavor of the moment thanks to his well-received new album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive. But one song in particular ("Fire Squad") has created controversy in the hip-hop community thanks to a line about Eminem and other white ...

J. Cole, A Tribe Called Quest's Ali Shaheed Talk 'Be Free,' Kendrick Lamar and '2014 Forest Hills Drive'

Fresh off the release of his third album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, J. Cole decided to give his first post-release interview with NPR. While that might seem like an odd choice, the segment he joined features Ali Shaheed (A Tribe Called Quest) and ...

J. Cole Performs Ferguson Protest Song 'Be Free' on 'Late Show with David Letterman'

J. Cole released his third studio album, "2014 Forest Hills Drive," Tuesday, Dec. 9, and went on the "Late Show with David Letterman" to perform "Be Free," which is not on the album. Cole's commentary on Ferguson and tribute to Michael Brown, he used ...

J. Cole's '2014 Forest Hills Drive' Set To Be Third Consecutive No. 1

Even with very little promotion around the album, J Cole's 2014 Forest Hills Drive has been the talk of the music industry over the past couple weeks. How Cole is able to authentically reconnect with his childhood and tell a nostalgic story of his ...

J. Cole Doesn't Disappoint With New Album '2014 Forest Hills Drive,' May Have Biggest Hip-Hop Sales Week [ROUND-UP REVIEW]

Last month, J. Cole officially announced the iTunes preorder for his "2014 Forest Hills Drive" album and fans had been anticipating its release ever since. The album ended up leaking before its official release and fans contemplated whether or not to ...

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